United Kingdom (UK) Member Organisations

Including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

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The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) is the professional body for Speech and Language Therapists in the UK.

RCSLT is a member organisation and exists for member benefit and support.

World Organisation (IALP): Affiliated Member Societies and Individual Members

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The International Association of Communication Sciences and Disorders (d/b/a IALP) is the non-profit worldwide organization of professionals and scientists in communication, voice, speech language pathology, audiology and swallowing.

The organization, formerly known as International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) was founded in 1924 by Emil Froeschels in Austria to foster collaboration of all professionals interested in logopedics and phoniatrics throughout the world.

Today, IALP is a global network of more than 300,000 Logopedists, Speech-Language Therapists/Pathologists, Audiologists, Clinical Linguists, ENTs and Phoniatricians in more than 40 countries across the globe.

UK Regulator

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In the UK, the titles of 'Speech and Language Therapist' and 'Speech Therapist' are protected by law. Anyone wishing to use these titles must be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). The HCPC is therefore a mandatory requirement for Speech and Language therapists in the UK.

The HCPC maintain a register here: Check the register

The regulator protects the public. To do this the HCPC:

  • set standards for professionals' education and training and practice;
  • approve programmes which professionals must complete to register with us;
  • keep a register of professionals, known as 'registrants', who meet our standards; and
  • take action if professionals on our Register do not meet our standards.

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